The Rev. Wm. “Beau” Wagner
Father Wagner, the leader of St. Matthew’s Church since 2007, graduated with an M.Div from the Alliance Theological Seminary in May 2007 and was ordained an Episcopal priest at St. Matthew’s by Bishop William Love.
Beau Wagner grew up in Port Washington, Long Island, spending childhood summers at Huletts Landing on Lake George. After graduating from Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island, he attended Boston University, receiving a degree in Religion. While studying at the American University of Cairo, he accepted admittance into Georgetown University where he received Law and Accounting degrees.
After several positions in accounting, he became the Executive Director of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Greater New York where he served for 15 years.
He is married to Debra and their sons are Breck and Becket.
The Rev. Dr. Frederick H. Giese
The Rev. Dr. Frederick H. Giese supports the vibrant ministry of St. Matthew’s as Teaching Pastor where he preaches monthly, leads the Thursday night Bible Study MOJO (Men of Jesus Obviously), and serves on the Board of LACO (Lisbon Area Christian Outreach).
Dr. Giese served our country as a Navy Hospital Corpsman and with units of the United States Marine Corps. He received two Purple Heart medals for wounds received in combat in 1968. After retiring from the Navy in 1988, Dr. Giese became an Occupational Hearing Conservationist and Manager of the Audiology Department at the Brunswick Naval Air Base.
During 18 years in this position, he received many awards and was twice named the Outstanding Occupation Hearing Conservationist in the Navy.
While working in Brunswick, Dr. Giese became aware of his call to ministry. In 2010, he received his Master of Theology degree from the College of the Open Bible Institute and Theological Seminary of Greenville, SC and in 2011 was ordained a Minister of the Gospel by his Seminary.
In 2012, he received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from the same university. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Giese belonged to a pulpit filling ministry in Maine until he accepted his current position at St. Matthew’s.
Dr. Giese and Vicki, his wife of over 30 years, live in Lisbon. They have one son, Jason.
The Rev. Webster Brower
The Rev. Web Brower supports the teaching ministry of St. Matthew’s as he presents a very creative and informative children’s sermon (enjoyed by children and adults of all ages). His artful creativity is also seen in the many liturgical banners that decorate our church. He is active in our evangelism ministry by visiting and welcoming new families in town and inviting them to our services and activities. His outreach ministry has touched the lives of those in need in our local community.